Journal article

Long term follow up of high risk children: who, why and how?

Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson, Malcolm Battin, Jennifer R Bowen, Nisha Brown, Catherine Callanan, Catherine Campbell, Samantha Chandler, Jeanie Cheong, Brian Darlow, Peter G Davis, Tony DePaoli, Noel French, Andy McPhee, Shusannah Morris, Michael O'Callaghan, Ingrid Rieger, Gehan Roberts, Alicia J Spittle, Dieter Wolke Show all

BMC PEDIATRICS | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Most babies are born healthy and grow and develop normally through childhood. There are, however, clearly identifiable high-risk groups of survivors, such as those born preterm or with ill-health, who are destined to have higher than expected rates of health or developmental problems, and for whom more structured and specialised follow-up programs are warranted. DISCUSSION: This paper presents the results of a two-day workshop held in Melbourne, Australia, to discuss neonatal populations in need of more structured follow-up and why, in addition to how, such a follow-up programme might be structured. Issues discussed included the ages of follow-up, and the personnel and assessment..

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